By HARRY CLARKE
INTERNATIONAL new mining giant Glencore is on the hunt for about 40 apprentices to launch their careers throughout the company’s major operations in north and central Queensland.
Applicants have until Sunday, August 8, to make job submissions, and those successful will begin work in January 2022.
Apprenticeship program offers occur throughout the year. The current offers are for the metals apprenticeship program. The latest round of coal apprenticeship program is closed.
The metals program offers opportunities in the electrical, auto electrical, diesel fitting, fitter welder, radio technician, boilermaker, mechanic, fitter turner and refrigeration trades.
Glencore’s regional human resource lead, Jodie Hope, said the company was offering a range of entry-level programs, including for school leavers and university graduates, and people of all ages looking for a new challenge or career opportunity.
“We’re proud that we have been able to continue hiring and providing exciting and well-paid jobs to support Queensland’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ms Hope said.
As one of state’s largest jobs providers in the resources sector, Glencore currently employers 8,590 people and generates $8 billion in economic revenue.
The new recruits will join Glencore’s existing cohort of 266 apprentices and 115 graduates currently building their resource sector careers with the company.
“From Mount Isa and Cloncurry in the north-west, to Clermont and Tieri in Central Queensland, our employment programs provide a challenging mix of on-the-job experience and mentoring by some of the best leaders in the business,” Ms Hope said.
“Not only do we have a large number of apprentices across many different trades, we have a high completion rate of 96% over the past five years, significantly above the general industry rate of 56% for trades.
“We look for bright, curious and confident people and provide them with the tools and support they need to succeed.”
For more information read Glencore’s media release.